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San Diego State vs. Xavier - 11/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Xavier Musketeers (2-2) at San Diego State Aztecs (2-1)
Date & Time Tuesday November 20, 2018, 2:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs PK -- Over/Under: 153.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Xavier Musketeers (2-2) at San Diego State Aztecs (2-1)
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The Xavier Musketeers and San Diego State Aztecs meet Tuesday in the college basketball Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. 

The Xavier Musketeers look for a bounce bak victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 80 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Naji Marshall is averaging 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Quentin Goodin is averaging 13.5 points and four assists. Tyrique Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Welage is dishing 1.3 assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. The Xavier Musketeers are allowing 41.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Xavier Musketeers have won six of their last nine non-home games.

The San Diego State Aztecs look for a statement victory after getting waxed yesterday by the Duke Blue Devils. The San Diego State Aztecs are averaging 81 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Devin Watson is averaging 17 points and 5.5 assists while Matt Mitchell is averaging 15.5 points and five rebounds. Jalen McDaniels is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Hemsley is dishing 2.5 assists. The San Diego State Aztecs are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego State Aztecs are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The San Diego State Aztecs have won five of their last seven non-home games.

The Musketeers are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 neutral site games, 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 0-5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Aztecs are 24-9-4 ATS in their last 37 games following a ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Aztecs last 15 overall. The over is 4-0 in Musketeers last 4 overall.

The Xavier Musketeers were impressive yesterday despite their loss and seem to have some fight to them that past Xavier teams have had. The San Diego State Aztecs can go long stretches without scoring, which scares me against above average teams. I'll gladly take Xavier in this toss-up contest.

Pick:
Xavier Musketeers PK

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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